Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The International Studies Organization of Ateneo de Zamboanga University visited the UP Asian Center last 17 April 2024 as part of their educational tour. The Center welcomed a total of 29 visitors at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center.
The educational tour sought to expose its members to the rich cultural and academic experiences within the Asian region. They visited various government, foreign, and academic institutions around the Metro such as embassies, the Foreign Service Institute, and the Ateneo de Manila University. At the UP Asian Center, the students were oriented on the Asian Center’s academic programs, resources, and facilities.
Dean Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr. blissfully opened the program with a welcome remark, followed by a short remark by Regina Esther Angelica Francisco, moderator of the International Studies Organization, who introduced the organization to AC.
After the presentation, a short open forum was conducted where the students were able to ask their questions about the programs of the Asian Center.
The students familiarized themselves with art works and artifacts curated by the UP Asian Center through a tour around the Asian Center Museum by the Assistant to the Dean for Cultural Affairs, Dr. Matthew M. Santamaria.
The activity ended with a brief tour and photo opportunity at the UP Carillon Tower and UP Oblation.


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    The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The UP Asian Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. It also offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. As an area studies institution, the Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website.